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Location:
LBJ Student Center Hub, the Quad, Bobcat Trail, LBJ Mall, and the Campus Recreation Center
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Dr. Harlan Ballard
Phone: 512-245-3451
Email: h_b168@txstate.edu
Campus Sponsor:
Office of Disability Services

This event is in recognition of World Suicide Prevention Day. This will be an inactive programming display of a total of 65 chairs set up simultaneously in 5 different campus locations - LBJSC Hub, the Quad, the Bobcat Trail, the LBJ Mall and the Student Recreation Center. Each site will represent a different theme. The event will from Wednesday, September 8th through Friday, September 10th from 9 AM to 5 P.M. each day. The objective is to promote suicide awareness and provide information on the impact suicide has among different identities.  Ribbons will be placed upon the chairs in the colors of suicide awareness to represent that suicide does not discriminate and impacts everyone. We ask that all members of the Texas State community come view our display and learn about suicide prevention and awareness.

If you require accommodations due to a disability, please, contact the Office of Disability Services at via telephone at (512) 245-3451 or email at ods@txstate.edu at least 72 hours prior to the start of the event. For more information regarding this event, contact Dr. Harlan Ballard via email at h_b168@txstate.edu.

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Location:
Campus Location To Be Determined
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Dr. Harlan Ballard
Phone: 512-245-3451
Email: h_b168@txstate.edu
Campus Sponsor:
Office of Disability Services

Professionals from the Epilepsy Foundation of Central & South Texas will not only train the audience to assist students undergoing epileptic seizures but will also develop their knowledge on what epilepsy is.
Eventbrite Link: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/we-are-one-epilepsy-training-tickets-154174982523

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Location:
Campus Location To Be Determined
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Dr. Harlan Ballard
Phone: 512-245-3451
Email: h_b168@txstate.edu
Campus Sponsor:
Office of Disability Services

Wanting to get connected to the Office of Disability Services (ODS) here at Texas State, or have questions about who we are and what we do? At this presentation, you can get a good overview of ODS’s services, learn about disability, and ask any burning questions you may have.
Eventbrite Link: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/disability-101-everything-you-wanted-to-know-but-were-afraid-to-ask-tickets-169210159141

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Cost:
Free
Contact:
Dr. Harlan Ballard
Phone: 512-245-3451
Email: h_b168@txstate.edu
Campus Sponsor:
Office of Disability Services

A growing number of individuals with disabilities are bringing their animals to campus for various reasons. This presentation addresses the growing number of animals we may see on our campuses and will explain the differences between service and emotional support animals and the laws that apply to each.
Eventbrite Link: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/its-a-zoo-out-there-understanding-animals-on-campus-tickets-154170402825

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Location:
LBJ Student Center; 3-21.1, 3-21.2, 3-21.3, and the HUB
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Dr. Harlan Ballard
Phone: 512-245-3451
Email: h_b168@txstate.edu
Campus Sponsor:
Office of Disability Services

In recognition of National LatinX HIV/AIDS Awareness Day, the Office of Disability Services will partner with the Community Action Group Inc. to provide free HIV/AIDS screenings. The event will be held on Thursday, October 14th from 11 A.M. to 2 P.M. in LBJSC rooms 3-21.1, 3-21.2, 3-21.3, and the HUB. The purpose of National LatinX AIDS Awareness Day is to raise awareness of HIV/AIDS and encourage use of prevention and treatment methods in the Hispanic and LatinX community.

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Location:
The Quad
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Dr. Harlan Ballard
Phone: 512-245-3451
Email: h_b168@txstate.edu
Campus Sponsor:
Office of Disability Services

Stressed about midterms? Worried your class isn’t going quite the way you thought it would? Stop by the Office of Disability Services' booth, and maybe we can help! If you have any questions about accessing our services or just tips on surviving college, this is your one stop shop.

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Cost:
Free
Contact:
Dr. Harlan Ballard
Phone: 512-245-3451
Email: h_b168@txstate.edu
Campus Sponsor:
Office of Disability Services

Students, faculty, and staff with disabilities are valued and affirmed individuals who contribute to and participate in the diversity at Texas State University and our global community. The purpose of this PD is to promote awareness around ableism and educate the community on how they can be an ally for individuals with disabilities. Completion of this training counts toward the Bobcat Justice, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion or J.E.D.I. Program.

A Zoom link will be provided by Human Resources once people register.

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Location:
Online Only
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Information Security Office
Phone: 512.245.4225
Email: infosecurity@txstate.edu
Campus Sponsor:
Information Security Office
For Cyber Security Awareness Month and National Employee Disability Month, Eva Velasquez, CEO of the Identity Theft Resource Center (ITRC) will present virtually on identity crimes and what you can do to help yourself, your family and your workplace. Eva will discuss the different types of identity theft and related crimes, common methods used by scammers and bad actors, including different types of scams, what they look like, and of course, how you can minimize your risk. Eva will also provide an overview of victim remediation tools and recovery steps. Q&A at the end.

For additional information and to register for the event, please visit the Information Security Office's Cybersecurity Awareness Month 2021 webpage.
 
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Cost:
Free
Contact:
Dr. Harlan Ballard, Ph.D.
Phone: 512-245-3451
Email: h_b168@txstate.edu
Campus Sponsor:
Office of Disability Services

The Office of Disability Services and Career Services are co-presenting this workshop, which provides students with disabilities the knowledge necessary to successfully transition from college to the work environment.
Eventbrite Link: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/transitioning-from-college-to-work-tickets-169212257417

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Cost:
Free
Contact:
Dr. Harlan Ballard
Phone: 512-245-3451
Email: h_b168@txstate.edu
Campus Sponsor:
Office of Disability Services

This workshop addresses the laws that apply to employees with disabilities, the process to request accommodations, and the responsibilities of both the employee and supervisor. This presentation is open to the TXST community.
Eventbrite Link: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/title-i-of-the-adaaa-lunch-and-learn-tickets-169206121063

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Cost:
Free
Contact:
Dr. Harlan Ballard
Phone: 512-245-3451
Email: h_b168@txstate.edu
Campus Sponsor:
Office of Disability Services

More students on the spectrum are coming to universities than ever before. Texas State University is committed to fostering an environment of inclusion and inclusion involves assuring support systems are available for students on the Autism Spectrum. Learn how you can contribute to that support at this presentation.
Eventbrite Link: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/understanding-students-on-the-autism-spectrum-tickets-154171074835

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Location:
LBJ Student Center; 3-21.3
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Dr. Harlan Ballard, Ph.D.
Phone: 512-245-3451
Email: h_b168@txstate.edu
Campus Sponsor:
Office of Disability Services
Through a long history of wars in the 20th century, much research has been done to understand the health effects that accompany combat-related traumatic experiences in military personnel. The sheer psychological, social, and physical toll that war takes on those who bravely serve is incontrovertible. The term cumulative trauma, also referred to as collective trauma, is defined as that trauma which involves Veterans, namely PTSD (post-traumatic stress disorder), depression, anxiety, TBI (traumatic brain injury), suicide, moral injury, and military sexual trauma. We must better understand trauma, discuss it, and integrate awareness of it into the culture of social change if we are to effectively address issues in which trauma and intergenerational trauma are factors. Our objective is foster understanding, promote awareness, provide education, and offer a platform for both Veterans and non-Veterans alike to discuss these and other relevant issues.
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Cost:
Free
Contact:
Dr. Harlan Ballard
Phone: 512-245-3451
Email: h_b168@txstate.edu
Campus Sponsor:
Office of Disability Services

Students, faculty, and staff are attempting to navigate a virtual environment unlike anything before. To that end, the Office of Disability Services and the Division of Information Technology is committed to making sure that the virtual environment is accessible. In this workshop, participants will learn about accessibility laws and guidelines and learn how to incorporate Universal Design to create accessible digital content.

A Zoom link will be provided by Human Resources once people register.

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Location:
LBJ Student Center; 3-21.1, 3-21.2, 3-21.3, and the HUB
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Dr. Harlan Ballard
Phone: 512-245-3451
Email: h_b168@txstate.edu
Campus Sponsor:
Office of Disability Services

In recognition of World AIDS Day, the Office of Disability Services will partner with the Community Action Group Inc. to provide free HIV/AIDS screenings. The event will be held on Wednesday, December 1st from 11 A.M. to 2 P.M. in LBJSC rooms 3-21.1, 3-21.2, 3-21.3, and the HUB. The purpose of World AIDS Day is to provide an opportunity for people worldwide to unite in the fight against HIV, to show support for people living with HIV, and to commemorate those who have died from an AIDS-related illness.

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Location:
LBJ Student Center; 3-21.2 and 3-7.1
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Dr. Harlan Ballard
Phone: 512-245-3451
Email: h_b168@txstate.edu
Campus Sponsor:
Office of Disability Services

Students, staff, faculty and their families are invited out to decompress as they prepare for final examinations. Participants can participate in various types of art and yoga. Counselors and therapy animals will be on hand throughout the event to provide support.

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